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GS1 designated as Issuing Entity for Unique Device Identification (UDI) by the European Commission

GS1 designated as Issuing Entity for Unique Device Identification (UDI) by the European Commission (07 June 2019)

 
Documenting Medical Device Implants - Pilot Success

GS1 Ireland led an international coalition which successfully employed a sterile field scanner during surgery. The "TRACTUS" scanner by Matrix IT Medical Tracking Systems effectively collected detailed medical device information from extremely small codes known as data matrix codes on hospital-sterilized implants at Wheeling Hospital in West Virginia, USA. For the first time, full medical device traceability was proven on these implants, allowing for future device analytics.

 

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Giving time back to patient care

The initiative provides traceability of items used during surgery and procedures, improving the standard of care provided to patients and the Hospital's efficiency.

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